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Monica Mwai is a 22-year-old final year university student at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. Set to graduate next year, she is studying Linguistics, Media and Communication. In this article, Monica takes us through her journey as a young campus ...
By Peter Mutanda, Technical Lead, Quality of Care - IPPF WISH Programme Today, the world marks World Contraception Day (WCD). Launched in 2007, WCD is a global campaign which envisions that every pregnancy in the world should be wanted. It ...
Story by Maryanne W. Waweru l Photos by Moctar Menta Mwangi Peter, 38, is a cobbler in Kiandutu slum, Thika, Kiambu County, in Central Kenya. On a bright Tuesday September morning, we meet him meticulously repairing a pair of beige-colored ...
One day, while 55-year-old Kangni Kpessou was listening to Nana FM*, an interesting programme on vasectomy came on air. He had never heard about vasectomy, hence his interest to learn more about it. The programme was co-produced by Association Togolaise ...
By Maryanne W. Waweru Freetown, Sierra Leone – Early one morning as 31-year-old Fatama Kamara performed her regular chores in the house, she momentarily stopped to listen to an announcement blazing though a loudspeaker in her neighborhood. It was an ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great disruptions in health systems and services. This has affected people’s access to basic services, including those around sexual and reproductive health (SRH). The most affected are those who already experience marked health inequities under ...
28-year-old Kader Avonnon is the Program Assistant -Youth, Gender and Advocacy in IPPF’s MA in Benin - Association Béninoise pour la Promotion de la Famille (ABPF). “In my country, cases of unwanted pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) including HIV ...
The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) is taking the lead in campaigning for Malawi’s population growth management. The church takes family planning messages to pulpits in churches with supportive scriptures from the bible to demystify the misconception that Family Planning ...
In Ethiopia, an estimated 24% of women had an unmet need for modern contraception in 2017, with rural communities forming a significant portion of those who lack access to family planning services. While there has indeed been a rise in ...
Today is World Population Day, a day established by the United Nations Development Programme to highlight the urgency and importance of population issues. Current estimates indicate that roughly 83 million people are being added to the world’s population every year ...